Training course

Environmental Impact Assessments

01 October 2020
00:00 - 01:00
DLA Piper UK LLP, London

160 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HT

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This course will examine the key features of environmental impact assessments (EIA) in the planning system, focusing on the key policies on EIA, legislation and recent case law, development and screening. The course will cover the following:

  • Overview: background to and purpose of EIA
  • National policies on EIA, the NPPF; the NPPG
  • Relevant legislation and case law, including judicial review and EIA
  • Aspects of the environment which need to be considered
  • The type of development covered by the regulations
  • The meaning of Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 development
  • The meaning of Screening and Scoping
  • Preparing an Environmental Statement
  • Whether mitigation measures can be taken into account at the screening stage
  • When cumulative effects should be assessed
  • How multiple applications should be treated
  • Whether an applicant needs to consider alternatives

Target Audience

This course is aimed at planning lawyers, planning officers, environmental health officers and anyone working in local government dealing with environmental issues.


This course will cover the following aspects of the SRA’s Statement of solicitor competence:

A2 Maintain the level of competence and legal knowledge needed to practice effectively, taking into account changes in their role and/or practice context and developments in the law

A4 Draw on sufficient detailed knowledge and understanding of their field(s) of work and role in order to practice effectively

A5 Apply understanding, critical thinking and analysis to solve problems

B3 Develop and advise on relevant options, strategies and solutions

B6 Negotiate solutions to clients’ issues

Environmental Impact Assessments

01 October 2020 | 00:00 - 01:00

£215 +VAT

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